Are you an expat living in Malaysia and wondering which boarding school in Malaysia to send your child?
Finding the right boarding school whether you are a Malay parent or expat is never an easy thing. There’s a lot to consider from the steep tuition fees to the quality of education. Not to mention, the quality of housing your child will live in. We’ve weighed in and believe that these are the top three things to know about boarding schools in Malaysia.
- Most Boarding Schools Follow the British Education System
Boarding schools in Malaysia, like in most Asian countries, offer education in an English medium. However, in most boarding schools, the preferred teaching curriculum follows the British system. This means children in these elite high schools will sit the Cambridge IGCSE and A-Level examinations. Other schools also offer the IB diploma for those wishing to pursue post-secondary education in the USA and France.
- They Boast Technologically Advanced Teaching
Among the most technologically advanced schools is Nexus International School. This school is a leader in education and was also the first high school to receive the Apple School Distinction in the country. Classrooms and labs at Nexus are all equipped with Apple computers, making digital education part and parcel of everyday life for the staff and students. Nexus is not alone as boarding schools are competing to outdo each other in incorporating technology into their teaching styles.
- There Are 60 Schools to Choose from
With the ever increasing presence of expatriates in the country, as well as Malay parents with more disposable income for their children’s education, there has been an increase in the number of boarding schools. There are, at the moment, as many as 60 boarding schools to choose from. The fact that the schools are all highly selective and competitive ensures that the standard of education is always very high. Among the leaders are the recently established Prince of Wales International School, International School of Penang, Epsom College, Marlborough College Malaysia and Nexus International School.
When the right school is chosen, a boarding school in Malaysia can be the best thing that’s ever happened to your child. The right place can help your child develop socially, academically and intellectually and prepare them to tackle the real world when they go off to university.